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Former Scotland captain Greig Laidlaw joins Japanese club

5 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former Scotland captain, Greig Laidlaw has signed a deal to join Japanese Top League side NTT Shining Arcs along with Australians' Anaru Rangi and Liam Gill.   In January, it was confirmed...

How things stand after Round 4 of Super Rugby Aotearoa

5 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Round 4 saw what many fans had predicted; that the Crusaders would finally overtake the Blues to reach the summit of the table.   The Crusaders now enjoy top spot, albeit by a single point, after...

Potential North v South Island Teams

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Blacks head coach Ian Foster confirmed on Friday that a North Island versus South Island rugby match will go ahead with the clash doubling as an All Blacks trial.   The inter-island match was...

Like Father, Like Son - Waisake and Hoskins Sotutu

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

One of the most exciting elements to gain recognition from the first two rounds of Super Rugby Aotearoa has been the prodigious form and presence of Blues number 8 Hoskins Sotutu. By all accounts, Sotutu’s...

The Deal That Set Super Rugby and Tri-Nations in Motion

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

On this day in 1995, on the eve of the iconic World Cup final between South Africa and New Zealand in Johannesburg, details pertaining to two brand new competitions; the Super 12 and the Tri-Nations.   The...

Visitors open Super Rugby Aotearoa campaign with bonus point

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Crusaders blitzed the Hurricanes 39-25 to open their Super Rugby Aotearoa season in ruthless fashion. Visitors the Crusaders ran in five tries to one to claim the bonus point at Sky Stadium in...

Five Reasons Why Round Two Of Super Rugby Aotearoa Will Be Even Better Than Round One

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Following a blockbuster opening round of Super Rugby Aotearoa, New Zealand prepares for round two of the competition with the second round of action promising to better the spills and thrills of the first. The...

Where are they now? The 2016 Super Rugby winning Hurricanes Team

4 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Following the Rugby World Cup in England in 2015, The Hurricanes won their first championship after repeating their efforts of 2015 by finishing first in the regular season and hosting the...

Rising Stars Super Rugby Aotearoa

4 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

With Super Rugby Aotearoa about to kick off, we take a look at ten youngsters, two from each of the five New Zealand franchises who will be great value during the 10 rounds of action.     Caleb...

Hurricanes Sign Man-Mountain

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Kaliopasi Uluilakepa, a Tongan-born tighthead prop, is the latest acquisition by the Hurricanes and one that is sure to bear fruit for the Wellington-based franchise.   Uluilakepa was born in Tonga...